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Born in Greece, educated at Cambridge and a bestselling author of 12 books, she’s also intellectually agile enough to run rings around most in the political debates of American television and radio of which she’s fond. Oh, come on,’ she says, with a laugh, and settles on a velvet sofa, from where she wants to discuss her latest venture: the 'third women’s revolution’.

And yet here she is serving watermelon juice and figs in her Los Angeles home. And as she talks, earnestly and passionately, the name of another ancient Greek comes to mind, far superior to overweening Icarus.

But the profits never quite matched the outsize reputation of the brand.

And Huffington’s record never quite lived up to her reputation. The Huffington Post was not founded to be a business that generated enormous profits.

How about Athena, the goddess of wisdom, courage and inspiration?

'The current model of success, in which we drive ourselves into the ground, and in which working to the point of exhaustion and burnout is a badge of honour, was created by men,’ says Huffington in her thick Greek accent.

Now a naturalised American, though still in possession of a fabulous Greek accent, La Huff is also a best-selling author of books on subjects as wide-ranging as feminism, Maria Callas and Picasso, books with titles such as Right is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe and the even-catchier Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream.

Her latest simply trips off the tongue: Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life.

It was quite a spectacle, really it was, with lavish canapés and endless Prosecco and society photographers on hand to capture every moment. Make-up unsmudged despite it being hotter than the centre of earth in Downing Street: check. First, in 2007, she collapsed from exhaustion at home, hitting her head on the corner of her desk and breaking her cheekbone.

By then, Arianna Huffington did not need the money, anyway.

She had grown up in Athens, the daughter of a journalist, and moved to England with her mother at age 16.

Anyway, Huffington is the kind of broad who sets up a news website, The Huffington Post, on a shoestring and then sells it to a huge media conglomerate six years later for 5 million (£190 million), still retaining full editorial control.

She is a columnist and a political commentator and probably the world’s best networker, which explains why she was throwing the world’s most glamorous book launch.

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